Center for Innovative Technology

Our Mission

At El Centro Elementary School District, the Information Technology (IT) Department is dedicated to empowering our organization through innovative technology solutions. Our mission is to provide reliable, secure, and student-centric IT services that enhance productivity, efficiency, and collaboration for our students and staff.

Guided by the following core principles, we strive to achieve excellence in our IT services:

  1. Student-Centric Approach: We prioritize understanding the unique needs and requirements of our students and staff to support the educational experience. Understand that technology has become an integral part of student learning and success. 

  2. Technology Leadership: We are committed to staying at the forefront of technology trends and advancements. 

  3. Security and Privacy: We take the protection of data and information security seriously. Our IT infrastructure and practices adhere to industry best practices and compliance standards to safeguard sensitive information.

  4. Reliability and Availability: We ensure the reliability and availability of critical IT systems and services. Minimizing downtime and disruptions, we strive to provide a seamless and uninterrupted experience for our students and staff.

  5. Continuous Improvement: We embrace a culture of continuous improvement in all aspects of our IT services. Regularly assessing our processes, policies, and performance, we seek opportunities to continually optimize and enhance our solutions.

  6. Empowerment through Training: We recognize the value of empowering our organization's members with IT knowledge and skills. 

  7. Data-Driven Decision Making: We use data analytics to make informed and strategic IT decisions. By analyzing relevant data, we identify trends, forecast needs, and make data-driven choices to support our organization's growth.

By consistently applying these principles, the Center for Innovative Technology at El Centro Elementary School District aims to be a trusted partner in leveraging technology to drive organizational success, growth, and innovation.

Location and Office Hours
El Centro Elementary
Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
1027 North 8th St.
El Centro, CA  92243
(760) 335-5150
Regular School Session
Live Help Desk Hours
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Summer Hours (Closed Fridays):
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ernesto (Ernie) Bañales, Senior IT Specialist (ext. 5153)
John Baxter, IT Specialist (ext. 5155)
Eduardo Campos, IT Specialist (ext. 5184)
Liborio Cerros III, Technology Assistant (ext. 5327)
Alberto Contreras, Director of Technology Services (ext. 5160)
Jonathan Finnell, Senior IT Specialist (ext. 5152)
Claudia Hi Guzman, Technology Assistant (ext. 6177)
Alberto (Teto) Martinez, Senior Digital Media Production Specialist (ext. 5139)
Gina Montaño, Senior Secretary (ext. 5160)
Jacob Perez, Technology Assistant (ext. 5436)
Anthony Rosas, Technology Assistant (ext. 6019)
Adrian Ruelas, IT Specialist (ext. 5163)
Jonathan Saldana, Technology Assistant (ext. 6320)
Michael Salgado, Technology Assistant (ext. 4115)
Derrick Sparrow, Technology Assistant (ext. 5934)
Andres Velazquez, Technology Assistant (ext. 5506)